Six Tips for Highly-Engaging Virtual Farm Trips
By Alex Miller
By Alex Miller
Picture this: a front-row seat to the farm, where sights and sounds are brought to life through live interactions. Although you might be physically miles away, you feel as if you’ve been transported right onto the farm, as if you were standing amidst the crops or livestock yourself.
Whether you’re part of a special group or just curious about what happens on the farm, such experiences shatter geographic barriers and connect you with the heart of agriculture from just about anywhere. They could be hosted by anybody and called anything, and applied in a multitude of formats that cater to diverse audiences.
At Shift•ology, we call them Virtual Farm Trips® (VFTs for short). Our VFTs are highly-specialized and customized to focus on LIVE, engaging experiences we host with our esteemed partners. Through real-time interactions with farmers, we create a sense of connection and immersion that leaves a lasting impact on every participant. This is especially true for K-12 students that attend the majority of our trips. A VFT is an educational adventure like no other, igniting students’ curiosity and providing them with a truly unforgettable learning experience.
Engagement is the key to success! No matter the style of trip, the key lies in creating experiences that forge a connection with all participants.
Here are six tips to help your VFTs hit the mark:
Diving into the realm of Virtual Farm Trips is an immensely gratifying venture, capable of leaving a lasting impact on your audience. By placing emphasis on live engagement, expert moderation and genuine connections, you have the power to nurture curiosity, enhance understanding and create an unforgettable impression that entices your audience to return for more.
Watch trips, chat with us or learn more about Shift•ology’s Virtual Farm Trips program at virtualfarmtrips.com.